March: Book One

March: Book One

John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, Nate Powell

Congressman John Lewis (GA-5) is an American icon, one of many key figures of the civil rights move. His dedication to justice and nonviolence has taken him from an Alabama sharecropper's farm to the halls of Congress, from a segregated schoolroom to the 1963 March on Washington, and from receiving beatings from country soldiers to receiving the Medal of Freedom from the 1st African-American president.

Now, to percentage his impressive tale with new generations, Lewis provides March, a image novel trilogy, in collaboration with co-writer Andrew Aydin and big apple instances best-selling artist Nate Powell (winner of the Eisner Award and los angeles instances booklet Prize finalist for Swallow Me Whole).

March is a shiny first-hand account of John Lewis' lifelong fight for civil and human rights, meditating within the smooth age at the distance traveled because the days of Jim Crow and segregation. Rooted in Lewis' own tale, it additionally displays at the highs and lows of the wider civil rights stream.

Book One spans John Lewis' formative years in rural Alabama, his life-changing assembly with Martin Luther King, Jr., the start of the Nashville pupil circulate, and their conflict to rip down segregation via nonviolent lunch counter sit-ins, development to a gorgeous climax at the steps of urban corridor.

Many years in the past, John Lewis and different pupil activists drew notion from the 1958 comedian publication "Martin Luther King and the Montgomery Story." Now, his personal comics carry these days to lifestyles for a brand new viewers, attesting to a circulate whose echoes could be heard for generations.

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